Dr. Guiltinan became the first naturopathic physician in the country to be elected to a public hospital board when she served on the Board of Trustees at Harborview Medical Center from 1998 to 2010. Dr. Guiltinan is the past president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). In 1995, AANP honored Dr. Guiltinan with the Physician of the Year award.
Most recently, she was elected vice president of the board of the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Schools (AANMC). She is also the principal investigator of an NIH/NCCAM grant at Bastyr University called the Naturopathic Physicians Research Education Project (N-PREP).
Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Physical/Clinical Diagnosis, Gynecology, Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis, Grand Rounds
Dr. Guiltinan has a special interest in women's health and has contributed to many conferences, publications, and research studies regarding women's health and other issues. Her roles in this area have included: consultant to an ongoing trial on alternative therapies for menopause with the Group Health Research Institute; consultant to the University of Washington School of Medicine on the introduction of CAM curriculum; expert member of the Washington State Department of Health Bio-terrorism Preparedness Advisory Committee; past peer reviewer for the American Journal of Public Health, Alternative Medicine Review, and Journal of Naturopathic Medicine; and author of "Naturopathic Management of Fibrocystic Breast Disease" for the Journal of Natural Medicine. She has written articles for the International Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, the Annals of Internal Medicine and others.
Dr. Guiltinan is extremely interested in discovering new information that will aid in the primary prevention of cancer nationwide. She believes in helping complementary, integrative and alternative medicine (CAM) and non-CAM providers work together to conduct effective research in integrated approaches to health care.
Dr. Guiltinan's experience in training conventional providers in CAM began in 1995, when she was the co-medical director of the King County Natural Medicine Clinic. This publicly funded 3-year pilot project integrated CAM services into an existing community health clinic that had been providing conventional health care services to the underserved in south King County.
Dr. Guiltinan emphasizes the concepts of treating the cause of a problem, supporting the body's own healing process and encouraging patients to create their own wellness even in the face of serious illness. Dr. Guiltinan uses nutrition, plant medicine and homeopathy in her practice and believes that air, water, food, touch, love and laughter are some of the most powerful healing agents.
Dean and Professor, School of Naturopathic Medicinejguiltin[at]bastyr[dot]edu